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adjective worldly pronunciation in British English /ˈwɜː(r)ldli/

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  1. 1
    a worldly person has a lot of experience and knowledge of life
    Teenagers today are much more worldly than I ever was.
  2. 2
    relating to the practical rather than the spiritual aspects of life
    They were ambitious for worldly power and possessions.


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noun [uncountable]
She admired their worldliness and sophistication.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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